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Short Breaks Java Hike & Bike Mt. Ijen - 2 Days

HIKE & BIKE MT IJEN - 2 DAYS - XC / ADVENTURE

This 2 day adventure is designed for those of you that are staying in Bali and would like to witness one of the most impressive sights in East Java in a short and sweet 2 day package. Ijen Volcano or Mount Ijen is an active volcano located in Banyuwangi regency, East Java, Indonesia. This crater has a height of 2,343 m and has erupted four times (1796, 1817, 1913, and 1936). Ijen Crater is located at an elevation of 2,368 meters above sea level. Interestingly is this crater is located in the middle of the largest caldera on the island of Java. From the top you can see the large lake with a bluish green mist and sulfur fumes. A truly amazing experience.

On day 01 we will mountain bike through the beautiful surroundings of Mount Ijen taking in the sights along the way. On day 2 we will make the hike to the top of the crater of the volcano. We can either visit Ijen in the middle of the night (12am pick up from the hotel) to witness the blue flames or hike up at the early morning (3 or 4am pick up from the hotel) to see the sunrise, after breakfast we also get back on the bikes again for another amazing 30km bike ride.


ITINERARY

DAY 01 | Morning transfer from Bali to the Ijen plateau | Afternoon mountain bike ride | Cycle 20km
We pick you up at your hotel in Bali around 05am. It is a 3 hours drive to Gilimanuk, the village from where the ferry leaves for Java. The ferry crossing takes one hour. From the boat you will already be able to see Mount Ijen. After the crossing we stop at a local restaurant at the seashore for lunch. We will start our mountain bike ride around 1 to 2 pm from our local accommodation and will be on the bikes for about 2 hours. We finish at our hotel around 4-5pm. Time for an early night because we got a really big day tomorrow!

Meals included: lunch

* 2021 December, please note that all travelers need to be 2 x vaccinated and carry their vaccination card (paper or app) with them to make the ferry crossing. Also all travelers must undergo and rapid antigen test every time we cross.

DAY 02 | Hike to the rim of the crater of Mount Ijen | Hike 6km | Cycle 30km
Option 01: At midnight we will head out to see the blue flames at Mount Ijen. The drive from the hotel takes around 1 hour. The hike to the top of the crater takes around 1,5 to 2 hours depending on the pace and your level of fitness. On a clear day, you can see the magical blue fire, which is a truly unique experience!

After witnessing the stunning blue flames from the viewpoint, we continue to catch the beautiful sunrise over the largest acid lake on Java Island, called Ijen’s Crater. On the way back to the car park you can witness the local miners carrying sulfur rock as part of their daily tough life. We should be back at the parking area where we meet up with our van and driver around 7am where we will have a breakfast box meal.

Option 2: Around 3am we start with a pick up at your accommodation, the drive from the hotel takes around 1 hour. The hike to the top of the crater takes around 1,5 to 2 hours depending on the pace and your level of fitness. On a clear day, the views from the top are truly amazing. On the way back to the car park you can witness the local miners carrying sulfur rock as part of their daily tough life. We should be back at the parking area where we meet up with our van and driver around 9am where we will have a breakfast box meal.

We then get ready for our second bike ride of about 30km in distance, starting from the slopes of Mount Ijen, we cycle along onion gardens and other local vegetables perched on steep hills. The track today is a combination of off-road and cycling on small paved road. We finish near the town of Banyuwangi where the ride concludes. From here we transfer back to Bali with our private van. We should be back at your accommodation in Bali (South or Ubud) around 6pm.

meals included: breakfast, lunch

** please note that at the time of writing (2022 Jan) the blue flame option is not possible yet and the earliest we are allowed on the hiking trails is 3am.


INCLUSIONS

Charming, knowledgeable local guide, hard tail mountain bikes, helmet, gloves, local snacks and fruit, drinking water, private trip with guide, car and driver, 1 night accommodation (double bed or twin share basis), 1 breakfast and 2 lunches.


GROUP SIZE

Minimum 2 people.


DIFFICULT

Intermediate 3/5

Intermediate: Tours are suitable for riders with good fitness level. Previous mountain bike experience is recommended. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, some single track, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, sand). Hills and descents are moderate and require some skill. Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for an intermediate tour.


STYLE

Fully supported cycling and trekking tour with back up vehicle.


CYCLING CONDITIONS

  • Day 01: 20km cycling
  • Day 02: 6km hiking and 30km cycling

We cycle on a very wide mixture of terrain on anything from single track, jeep tracks, sandy roads, broken tarmac roads and many more. You should have reasonable bike skills to be able to navigate the varying terrain. You should wear comfortable shoes appropriate for cycling for this ride.


PICK UP AND DROP OFF

Day 01: Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Sanur, Canggu, Legian and Kuta areas: 06am. Expect to be back in Bali on Day 02 around 06pm (but this is variable by group).


BIKES

Well maintained hard tail mountain bikes. The bikes come with standard with flat pedals but we also can mount your own pedals onto our bikes.


2022 PRICES & AVAILABILITY

Minimum 02 people booking:

Hike to the top of the crater of Ijen and start at 3am for the sunrise: US$210 per person (IDR 3,000,000) with own bike, US$250 per person (IDR 3,500,000) with our mountain bikes (02 people sharing a room). Single room supplement is US$30.

If you want to add to decent into the crater and see the blue flames there is an extra cost. Please contact us for details.

** please note that at the time of writing (2022 Jan) the blue flame option is not possible yet and the earliest we are allowed on the hiking trails is 3am.

Got a large group? Contact us for our interesting group rates (+4 people)


INQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS

If you have any questions or inquiries you can do so by WA +62 822 4703 1111 or by filling out the 'CONTACT US' form below. Someone of our team will be in touch shortly. You can also 'live chat' with us through the chat window on our website (10am to 07pm, GMT +8).

Bookings can be made online through the 'BOOK NOW' form below or by WA to our office mobile +62 (0) 822 4703 1111.


COVID-19 RESPONSE

Bali is reopening around 2022 March! For the latest info regarding visa on arrivals and regulations please check https://www.welcomebacktobali.com/ from the Bali Hotel Association.

Stay safe, kind regards and See you soon!
Team Infinity Mountainbiking


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